New- be chicken owner :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by beccybumbles, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. beccybumbles

    beccybumbles New Egg

    Sep 22, 2012
    hi all, i have just started caring for 2 warren chickens! i have so many things i want to ask so i will start with this one:
    whats the best way to start taming my chucks? they are 18weeks old,they will in the future have free range access of the back garden so must be able to catch them when required :)
    thanks guys x
  2. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    Hi and[​IMG]So glad you joined us!!!![​IMG] At that age it will take a little patience if they have not been handled regularly. Don't rush them, let them get use to you. Giving them treats as often as possible and make gentle movements. Don't chase or startle them too much. They will get use to you and will soon be coming up to greet you every time they see you. This has worked for me even with some of my most timid hens.
  3. beccybumbles

    beccybumbles New Egg

    Sep 22, 2012
    Hi, thankyou for your advice [​IMG] i am sat in my conservatory waiting for the dawn to break and the girls to wake, i cant wait to see them agani! i think i am feeling like a excited kid in a sweet shop lol [​IMG] xx
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Enjoy your chicks!
  5. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

    Apr 12, 2012
    Kentucky Heartland
    Hello! Greetings from Kentucky. We're very happy you joined!

  6. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2012
    Welcome to BYC
  7. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Independence, La.
    Bienvenue to BYC from Louisiana!
  8. leirob007

    leirob007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2012
    Upstate South Carolina
    Feed them , and stay with them and talk to them while they eat. pretty soon you will be like me and not be able to walk in the yard when the chickens are out. Here I am trying to feed my quail.

    If a man can not catch a chicken with them piled on his feet like this. something is wrong.

    Here is my Girl Kim Getting them used to her out in the yard.

    Notice in all Pics they are out of the pen and free-ranging.
    Makes no difference what you use for treats as long as you do it in very small doses so they just get a taste of the treats and not a crop full . All I do to put up my birds is go into the coop and holler " where are my girls " they come a running.
  9. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2012
    paicines, ca.
    it won't be long and you'll have them eating out of your hand :)
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    I use a can with some scratch in it, each day shake the can and call them, sprinkling a little around your feet. Only feed them their treats in the run, and they will quickly learn to go there when you call.

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